AEW Dynamite Results (1/12/22): CM Punk vs. Wardlow

AEW Dynamite
January 12, 2022
PNC Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (9-0) CM Punk vs. (40-6) Wardlow w/MJF 

Punk starts walking towards MJF, but Wardlow gets in the way. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wardlow outpowers Punk. Punk applies a side headlock. Wardlow whips Punk across the ring. Wardlow drops Punk with a shoulder tackle. Strong lockup. Wardlow backs Punk into the turnbuckles. Punk ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Punk with a chop/haymaker combination. Punk repeatedly stomps on Wardlow’s chest. Wardlow punches Punk in the back. Wardlow stomps on Punk’s back. Wardlow buries his shoulder into the midsection of Punk. Wardlow repeatedly stomps on Punk’s chest. Wardlow with a straight right hand. Wardlow sends Punk to the corner. Punk side steps Wardlow into the turnbuckles. Punk repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Wardlow. Wardlow denies The GTS. Wardlow kicks Punk in the gut. Punk avoids The Powerbomb Symphony. Punk regroups on the outside.

Punk applies a hammerlock. Wardlow decks Punk with a back elbow smash. Wardlow punches Punk in the back. Wardlow with two shoulder blocks. Wardlow uppercuts Punk. Punk repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Wardlow. Wardlow whips Punk out of the ring. Punk with a shoulder block. Wardlow catches Punk in mid-air. Wardlow drives Punk back first into the turnbuckles. Wardlow continues to stomp on Punk’s chest. Wardlow whips Punk chest first into the turnbuckles. Wardlow with another hammer throw. Punk kicks Wardlow in the face. Wardlow denies The Tornado DDT. Wardlow goes for a PowerBomb, but Punk lands back on his feet.

Punk with a Roundhouse Kick. Punk with a Spinning Back Kick. Punk kicks Wardlow in the chest. Punk with a flurry of short-arm lariats. Punk drops Wardlow with The SpringBoard Clothesline. Punk with a Rising Knee Strike. Wardlow delivers The Powerbomb Symphony for a two count. MJF hops on the ring apron and tells Wardlow that he wants more powerbombs. Wardlow obliges with two more powerbombs. MJF stops Wardlow in his tracks. Wardlow PowerBombs Punk through the time keepers table. Punk gets back in the ring at the count of nine. MJF is pissed. Wardlow goes for one more PowerBomb, but Punk counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory. After the match, MJF starts shoving Wardlow. Wardlow grabs MJF’s pointing finger. Shawn Spears tried to play peacemaker, but Wardlow stormed out of the ring.

Winner: (10-0) CM Punk via Pinfall 

Second Match: (37-16) Will Hobbs w/Ricky Starks vs. (35-19) Dante Martin w/Lio Rush 

Dante attacks Hobbs before the bell rings. Forearm Exchange. Hobbs drives his knee into the midsection of Dante. Hobbs rolls Dante abc into the ring. Dante with Two Step Up Enzuigiri’s. Dante with a Running Crossbody Block over the top rope. Dante punches Hobbs in the back. Hobbs shoves Dante back into the ring. Dante dropkicks Hobbs off the ring apron. Hobbs catches Dante in mid-air. Hobbs hits The SpineBuster on the floor. Hobbs with a Big Biel Throw. Hobbs kicks Dante in the face. Hobbs with Two Delayed Vertical Tosses. Hobbs applies a nerve hold. Dante with heavy bodyshots. Hobbs clotheslines Dante. Hobbs is raining down haymakers. Dante repeatedly kicks Hobbs in the face. Dante with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dante attacks the midsection of Hobbs. Hobbs punches Dante in the back. Hobbs applies a front face lock. Dante denies The Torture Rack. Dante with a sharp knee strike. Hobbs drops Dante with a Running Crossbody Block.

Hobbs is mauling Dante in the corner. Hobbs whips Dante out of the ring. Starks attacks Dante behind the referee’s back. Hobbs kicks Dante off the ring apron. Starks transitions into a ground and pound attack. Starks rolls Dante back into the ring. Hobbs is choking Dante with his boot. Hobbs and Dante are trading back and forth shots. Hobbs with The Side Walk Slam. Hobbs is picking Dante apart. Dante with a forearm smash. Hobbs shoves Dante. Dante kicks Hobbs in the face. Hobbs goes for The Torture Rack, but Dante lands back on his feet. Dante ducks a clothesline from Hobbs. Dante with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Hobbs launches Dante over the top rope. Dante with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dante delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Hobbs regroups on the outside. Dante kicks Hobbs in the face. Dante with The SpringBoard Tornillo. Dante with a Running Boot. Hobbs answers with a Running Body Block. Jay Lethal pulls Starks off the apron. Dante connects with The Nose Dive to pickup the victory.

Winner: (36-19) Dante Martin via Pinfall 

Third Match: (52-11) Hikaru Shida vs. (12-5) Serena Deeb 

Deeb clips the left knee of Shida before the bell rings. Deeb whips Shida with a kendo stick. Deeb uppercuts Shida. Deeb with The Knee Crusher on the steel ring steps. Deeb poses for the crowd. Shida slowly makes her way back into the ring. Shida tells the referee that she’s ready to fight. Deeb with a running forearm smash. Deeb repeatedly stomps on Shida’s chest. Deeb with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Deeb puts the left ankle of Shida on the bottom rope. Deeb repeatedly drops her weight on the left leg of Shida.

Deeb pulls Shida down to the mat. Deeb repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Shida. Deeb with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Deeb stares tearing away at the medical tape on Shida’s left knee. Deeb slaps Shida in the face. Deeb repeatedly slams the left knee of Shida on the canvas. Deeb applies The Serenity Lock which forces the referee to call off the match. After the match, Shida starts receiving medical attention. Deeb continues to be unhinged. Deeb delivers multiple kendo stick shots. Deeb had to be restrained by the AEW Referees. Shida was helped to the back by Anna Jay, Tay Conti and Skye Blue.

Winner: (13-5) Serena Deeb via Referee Stoppage 

– Jade Cargill Vignette

Fourth Match: (55-28) Pentagon Jr. w/Alex Abrahantes vs. (33-15) Matt Hardy w/Private Party 

Cero Miedo/DELETE Duel. Pentagon with a Spinning Back Kick. Pentagon applies a side headlock. Hardy whips Pentagon across the ring. Hardy clotheslines Pentagon. Pentagon SuperKicks Hardy. Overhand Chop Exchange. Hardy sends Pentagon to the corner. Pentagon dives over Hardy. Pentagon with a corner clothesline. Pentagon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Pentagon sweeps out the legs of Hardy. Pentagon with a Running Thrust Kick. Hardy pulls Pentagon out of the ring. Hardy throws Pentagon into the steel ring steps. Hardy repeatedly slams Pentagon’s head on the ring apron. Hardy whips Pentagon into the steel barricade. Hardy mocks Pentagon. Hardy rolls Pentagon back into the ring. Hardy poses for the crowd. Hardy bodyslams Pentagon. Hardy with a Flying Elbow Strike for a two count. Hardy applies a rear chin lock.

Pentagon with heavy bodyshots. Pentagon with forearm shivers. Hardy scores the elbow knockdown. Hardy with a Leg Drop for a two count. Hardy repeatedly slams Pentagon’s head on all three turnbuckle pads. Hardy whips Pentagon across the ring. Pentagon kicks Hardy in the chest. Pentagon ducks a clothesline from Hardy. Pentagon with Two SlingBlades. Pentagon hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Pentagon goes for The Package PileDriver, but Hardy lands back on his feet. Hardy kicks Pentagon in the gut. Hardy drops Pentagon with The DDT for a two count. Hardy puts Pentagon on the top turnbuckle. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Pentagon. Pentagon attacks the midsection of Hardy. Pentagon with the back door escape.

Pentagon thrust kicks the legs of Hardy. Pentagon gets Hardy tied up in the tree of woe. Pentagon with The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Second Overhand Chop Exchange. Pentagon kicks Hardy in the gut. Hardy denies The Package PileDriver. Haymaker Exchange. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Pentagon. Hardy with The Side Effect on the apron for a two count. Hardy with another toe kick. Pentagon denies The Twist Of Fate. Pentagon with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Pentagon puts Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Hardy sends Pentagon crashing into the canvas. Hardy goes for The MoonSault, but Pentagon ducks out of the way. Pentagon thrust kicks the midsection of Hardy. Pentagon connects with The Package PileDriver to pickup the victory. After the match, Pentagon and The Varsity Blonds got laid out by Malakai Black and Brody King.

Winner: (56-28) Pentagon Jr via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (36-12) The Acclaimed vs. (14-10) Bear Country 

Stereo Shoulder Blocks. Bear Country tees off on The Acclaimed. Bronson bodyslams Caster. Boulder dumps Bowens on top of Caster. Bronson with a Double Senton Splash. Bronson slams Bowens head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bronson tags in Boulder. Bronson is throwing haymakers at Bowens. Boulder with a running elbow smash. Bronson scores the elbow knockdown. Boulder applies a front face lock. Boulder tags in Bronson. Bronson goes for a Bodyslam, but Bowens lands back on his feet. Bowens shoves Bronson into Boulder. Bowens tags in Caster. Bowens with a chop/forearm combination. Bowens SuperKicks Bronson. Caster with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Caster puts his leg on the back of Bronson’s neck. Caster with clubbing crossfaces. The referee admonishes Caster. Bronson is displaying his fighting spirit. Caster with a drop toe hold. Caster with a basement dropkick for a one count. Bronson kicks out of multiple pinning predicaments. Caster slams Bronson’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bronson tags in Bowens.

Bowens repeatedly stomps on Bronson’s chest. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bowens with a forearm/hammer elbow combination. Bowens poses for the crowd. Bronson with two forearm smashes. Bowens ducks a clothesline from Bronson. Bowens with a Straight Jacket NeckBreaker for a two count. Bowens applies a front face lock. Bowens tags in Caster. Caster repeatedly stomps on Bronson’s chest. Caster tags in Bowens. Bowens drives his knee into the midsection of Bronson. Bowens with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Bowens applies a rear chin lock. Bronson with two sharp elbow strikes. Bowens answers with a knee lift into the bread basket. Bowens goes for a PowerBomb, but Bronson counters with a Back Body Drop.

Bronson with The Seated Senton. Boulder and Caster are tagged in. Boulder with a double clothesline. Boulder bodyslams Caster. Boulder sends Bowens chest first into the canvas. Double Toe Kick. Boulder with The Double Flatliner. Boulder tags in Bronson. Bear Country goes for The Bear Bomb, but Bowens pulls Caster out of the ring. Bowens sends Boulder tumbling to the floor. Bowens with The Rolling Elbow. Bronson clotheslines Bowens over the top rope. Caster rolls Bronson over for a two count. Bronson rocks Caster with a forearm smash. Caster side steps Bronson into the turnbuckles. Bowens slams Bronson’s head on the top rope. Caster connects with The Mic Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, The Acclaimed gets distracted by Sting. Darby Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Sting breaks the boom box with the baseball bat. Allin delivers The Coffin Splash. Sting plants Caster with The Scorpion Death Drop.

Winner: (37-12) The Acclaimed via Pinfall 

Line Up For This Weeks AEW Rampage 

– Adam Cole vs. Trent Beretta 

– Kris Statlander, Red Velvet and Leyla Hirsch vs. Nyla Rose, The Bunny and Penelope Ford w/Vickie Guerrero In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

– Shawn Spears w/Wardlow vs. Andrew Everett 

– The Jurassic Express (c) vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver) For The AEW World Tag Team Championship 

Sixth Match: (36-25) Sammy Guevara (c) vs. (13-11) Daniel Garcia For The Interim AEW TNT Championship 

Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston are watching this match from the ringside area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Garcia applies a waist lock. Guevara with a headlock takeover. Garcia answers with the headscissors escape. Palm Strike Exchange. Garcia with a double leg takedown. Chain grappling exchange. Hockey fight in the corner. The referee calls for a clean break. Garcia with a straight right hand. Garcia uppercuts Guevara. Garcia hammers down on the back of Guevara’s neck. Following a snap mare takeover, Back/Toe Kick Exchange. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Guevara clotheslines Garcia over the top rope. Guevara lands The Tornillo. Guevara talks smack to Kingston. Guevara rolls Garcia back into the ring. Guevara unloads two knife edge chops. Garcia kicks Guevara in the gut. Guevara ducks a clothesline from Garcia. Guevara with an overhand chop. Guevara with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Guevara goes for The GTH, but Garcia lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Guevara leapfrogs and backflips over Garcia. Garcia with a Mid-Air BackBreaker. Guevara regroups on the outside.

Garcia drives Guevara back first into the ring apron. Garcia rolls Guevara back into the ring. Garcia hooks the outside leg for a one count. Garcia drives his knee into Guevara’s back. Garcia is putting the boots to Guevara. Garcia with a knife edge chop. Garcia whips Guevara across the ring. Guevara ducks a clothesline from Garcia. Guevara goes for The Sunset Flip, but Garcia counters with The Boston Crab. Guevara grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Garcia grapevines the legs of Guevara. Garcia slaps Guevara in the back. Garcia applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Garcia scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Garcia stands on Guevara’s face. Guevara denies The Back Drop Driver. Guevara hammers down on the back of Garcia’s neck. Garcia with a forearm shot across the back of Guevara. Garcia goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Guevara lands back on his feet. Guevara clotheslines Garcia. Guevara scores the elbow knockdown. Garcia reverses out of the irish whip from Guevara. Guevara side steps Garcia into the turnbuckles. Guevara with a running shoulder block. Guevara with an Apron Enzuigiri. Garcia exits the ring. Guevara with a Double SpringBoard Plancha. The referee tells Jericho to back up. Guevara rolls Garcia back into the ring.

Garcia yanks Guevara off the top turnbuckle. Garcia clotheslines the back of Guevara’s neck. Garcia hits The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Guevara with an inside cradle for a two count. Guevara kicks Garcia in the face. Guevara goes for The GTH, but Garcia counters with The Scorpion Death Lock. Guevara grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Garcia goes for a PowerBomb, but Guevara counters with a Back Body Drop. Guevara avoids The Corner Dropkick. Guevara with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Guevara stomps on the left knee of Garcia. Guevara goes for The Cody Cutter, but Garcia counters with The Rear Naked Choke. Garcia with a BackBreaker. Garcia applies The Bulldog Choke. Garcia connects with The Gotch Style PileDriver for a two count. Guevara with a Step Up Enzuigiri. 2.0 jumps Jericho and Kingston on the outside. Guevara with a knee lift. Guevara SuperKicks Parker off the ring apron. Garcia rolls Guevara over for a two count. Guevara shoves Garcia into Lee. Guevara plants Garcia with The GTH to pickup the victory. After the match, 2.0 attacks Guevara from behind. Jericho attacks 2.0 with the baseball bat. Jericho gets into a shoving contest with Kingston to close the show.

Winner: Still Interim AEW TNT Champion, (37-25) Sammy Guevara via Pinfall 

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